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Rocky Mountain National Park Recruits Volunteer Groups For This Summer

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are looking for organized groups and families to assist with a variety of projects at the park this summer. The work ranges from assisting park firefighters on a fuels reduction project to protect the park and surrounding neighbors, working on native plant restoration or assisting the park's trail crew on trail rehabilitation and some flood recovery efforts. There are a ra ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Offers Ranger-Led Snowshoe Ecology Walks

Rocky Mountain National Park offers ranger-led snowshoe ecology walks for beginner-level snowshoers on the east side, and for beginner and intermediate-level snowshoers and cross-country skiers on the west side of the park. Reservations are required and there is no additional fee beyond the regular park entrance fee. For beginners, the snowshoe program is a two-hour exploration of the natural world of the s ...

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No Entrance Fee To Rocky Mountain National Park Valentine’s Weekend

Rocky Mountain National Park is celebrating Presidents Day with free entrance for an entire weekend, which happens to be Valentine’s Day Weekend as well. From Saturday, February 15 through Monday, February 17, no entrance fee will be collected at park gates. This means that you can play all weekend long! Go sledding, snowshoeing, fishing, back-country or Nordic skiing, and more. Gear can be rented and guide ...

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Big Snow For Rocky!

We have received 35 inches of snow since Friday at Bear Lake - located at 9,475 feet on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. It's still snowing .... The following photo was taken by park volunteer Jon Olsen on Sunday, February 10, at the Bear Lake kiosk. The snow total at Bear Lake is approximately 75 inches. We have received 18 inches of snow since Saturday at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center locate ...

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A Letter Of Gratitude From Lisa Foster

On March 17, 2013, my friend Dave Laurienti and I were involved in a climbing accident on Ypsilon Mountain (13,514 feet) in Rocky Mountain National Park. Tragically, Dave lost his life, and I was severely injured. I have spent the last ten months struggling to heal from this incident, both physically and emotionally. It has been a very difficult time and I’d like to thank my family, friends and community me ...

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Senator Udall Selected as Honorary Chair of Rocky Mountain National Park’s Upcoming 100th Anniversary

On January 26, 1915, Rocky Mountain National Park was established. Ninety-nine years later, Rocky Mountain National Park is pleased to announce that Senator Mark Udall has been named Honorary Chair of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary Celebration. “As an avid outdoorsman as well as the chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, I’m thrilled to help mark the centennial of Rocky M ...

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RMNP Considers Allowing Bicycle Use on East Shore Trail

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are considering whether to allow bicycle use on a two-mile section of the East Shore Trail within the national park. The East Shore Trail runs roughly parallel to the east shore of Shadow Mountain Lake, which is located near the town of Grand Lake, Colorado. The East Shore Trail area is not part of designated wilderness within the park. The National Park Service has prepar ...

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Annual Pass Commemorating Upcoming Centennial Now Available At RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park turns 100 in 2015! Want to start celebrating, but don’t want to wait until next year? Rocky’s 2014 Annual Pass features the 100th Anniversary logo and a pika, one of the park’s most popular residents that relies on the protected tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park for survival. This pass, which will be issued throughout 2014, is a fun way to commemorate the park’s Centennial, ...

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